Politics

Tennessee House Blocks Resolution Honoring Openly Gay Country Star TJ Osborne

Country music star TJ Osborne (a member of Brothers Osborne) was set to be honored by the state of Tennessee after a resolution passed unanimously in the Senate. Once it reached the House of Representatives in Tennessee, Jeremy Faison (chair of the House Republican Caucus) decided to block the motion.

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President Biden’s $4 Trillion Economic Plan Depends on Lawmakers

President Joe Biden’s economic plan focusing on infrastructure, manufacturing, and corporate tax increases has been sent to Congress for approval. The plan ties $2.3 trillion to infrastructure, manufacturing, and corporate tax increases, while the other $1.8 trillion is for social spending and tax hikes on the wealthy.

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Biden to Announce New Vaccination Goal

The Biden administration plans to announce a new goal: administering at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine to 70% of adults by the Fourth of July. Additionally, Biden will be introducing a series of outreach efforts in order to direct funding to states and rural communities.

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The Importance of Political Cartoons on Society

For a long time, satire has been a source of semi-serious entertainment, as it makes those who consume it either laugh at the irony or cry at the reality of it. Political cartoons are an essential part of the political journalism system. They provide a colorful complement to traditional news reporting, offering a welcome break from the increasingly bleak political discourse. Cartoons provide open insight and interpretation on current events due to their ability to distill news and political opinions down into a caricature.

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Biden Immigration Policies Saw Successes and Setbacks in First 100 Days

President Joseph R. Biden campaigned on reversing President Donald J. Trump’s extreme immigration policies, including a promise to decriminalize undocumented immigrants, increase legal immigration, and make America a safe haven for refugees.

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Biden is the First U.S. President to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

On April 24th, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, Biden said, “The American people honor all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today,” being the first U.S. president to recognize and acknowledge what happened to the Armenians during World War 1, and how it is deemed a genocide.

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Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Raided by Federal Agents, Electronic Devices Seized

Federal agents raided Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment with a search warrant and seized multiple electronic devices. Giuliani was Donald Trump’s lawyer during Trump’s time as the president of the United States.

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Should the National Minimum Wage be Raised to $15 per Hour?

The executive order would result in a boost for up to 390,000 low-wage workers. According to Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the total annual wage raise for year-round jobs would be up to $3,100, with women and Black or Hispanic workers benefiting the most.

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Celebrities Desirous of Becoming Political Figures

Reality television host Donald Trump and actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan are three of the most well-known people to bridge the divide between Hollywood and politics, but they aren’t the only ones willing to do so.

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Biden Admin Enters New Phase of Vaccination Efforts

The Biden Administration is now moving into a new phase of their vaccination plan. As they begin this new phase, the country has opened vaccinations to the general public.

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Asian-American Hate Crime Bill Passes Senate with Bipartisan Support

The Senate passed legislation on Thursday that will “more forcefully investigate hate crimes, particularly those against Asian Americans.” The bill, officially titled the “COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act,” was introduced last month in response to the significant rise in violence against Asians that has been observed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Justice Department to investigate Minneapolis Police force

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced Wednesday that the US Justice Department will be launching an investigation into the operations and policies of the Minneapolis Police Department. This announcement comes just one day after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for murdering George Floyd.

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